Phillipsite (rare old classic)

Stempel, Wehrda, Marburg, Hesse, Germany
7.5 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Phillipsite is a fairly common Zeolite Subgroup species, that includes Harmotome. Specimens of any type are RARE from this old basalt quarry. Numerous miarolitic cavities in the oxidized basalt matrix host bone-white monoclinic crystals, to about 4 mm. The striking large crystal-lined oval cavity is 1.4 cm long. All sides of this rich and rare specimen host phillipsite. From an East Coast collection and comes with a century-old water-stained and faded label.